Mathblast 2 (2-4)

Last changed: 08/16/2021 4:28pm
2 , 3 , 4
Theater Math
Grade Level Program Access
1 45 min
In-School Performance In-School Performance (intended for the entire grade level to experience together)
All year. In-School,
$10 0
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I will provide all the props, materials and excellent sound system for the show.
I need one banquet size table.
I need access to the performance space one hour and a half prior to the show. I also need one banquet size table. I also need 7 volunteers that I need to work with prior to the show.
I can understand geometry and fractions. I can get excited and think about geometry and fractions as accessible and fun. I can see how magic tricks, circus arts skills, eye-catching visuals and a unique rhyming text makes math accessible and fun which helps my learning.
Mathblast 2 makes the foundations of geometry and fractions fun, informative and memorable. We will learn about shapes, 2d, 3d, perimeter, volume, surface area, length and how math is around us everywhere in daily life. Combining magic, circus arts, eye-catching visuals and audience participation with my unique rhyming text, Marvin keeps his audiences laughing and learning. This show is a great opportunity to enhance students critical thinking and creativity showing how math is used in everyday life. This gives students a connection with math that makes it more tangible for daily life. From 20 years of experience writing, designing and performing my own shows and 30 years of performing in front of children, I have created performances that have been able to bridge the age gap. With constant surprises, excellent visuals, my rhyming text and a knack for knowing what kids like, I am able to keep the attention of younger audiences, keep older audiences interested and teachers smiling.
Loading into and out of a show is always a lot of work. Any volunteers that want to meet me when I arrive to help unload is more than appreciated. Any volunteers that want to help me breakdown and load out is appreciated also.

Grade 2

Grade 2: Mathematics: Geometry: Reason with shapes and their attributes: Cluster 1: Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons and cubes.
Grade 2: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard #7: Perceive and analyze artistic work. A. Recognize when artistic choices are made in a guided drama experience (e.g., process drama, story drama, creative drama).

Grade 3

Grade 3: Mathematics: Number and Operations-Fractions: Develop understanding of fractions as numbers. Cluster 3: Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size. c. Express whole numbers as fractions, and recognize fractions that are equivalent to whole numbers. Examples: Express 3 in the form 3=3/1; recognize that 6/1=6; locate 4/4 and 1 at the same point of a number line diagram.
Grade 3: Mathematics: Geometry: Reason with shape and their attributes. Cluster #1: Understand that different shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
Grade 3: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard #7: Perceive and analyze artistic work. A. Identify artistic choices made in a drama/theatre work through participation and observation.

Grade 4

Grade 4: Mathematics: Measurement and Data: Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit. Cluster #1: Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two-column table. For example, know that 1 ft is 12 times a s long as 1 in. Express the length of a 4 ft. snake as 48 in. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36)...
Grade 4: Theatre: Responding: Anchor Standard #7: Perceive and analyze artistic work. A. Identify artistic choices made in a drama/theatre work through participation and observation.